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Libraries’ Embrace of E-Books is Growing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota libraries are adapting to the increasing use of tablets and e-readers by helping people learn how to use the devices. A taxpayer-funded library card now gives readers free access to thousands of books, magazines and other resources. State librarian Daria Bossman says the transition is especially affecting...
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Senate Candidate Promotes Medicare for All Ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland of South Dakota is promoting the idea of allowing people of any age to buy into Medicare. Republicans running for the U.S. Senate want to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Weiland tells The Argus Leader he believes the Affordable Care Act...
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SD Livestock Industry Counting on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – As Congress negotiates a compromise over the farm bill, the most important thing for South Dakota and its beleaguered livestock industry isn’t any one provision. Rather, it’s passing any sort of bill to restore the help for farmers that expired this fall. Congress last enacted a farm bill in 2008, a...
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Jett: Parade Should be Fun, Not Political

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Rocker Joan Jett says she’s stepping off South Dakota’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because political agendas are getting in the way of a fun event. Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers were unhappy with Jett on the state float because she supports People for the Ethical Treatment...
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